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Folia Medica Indonesiana

ISSN 0303-7932

Vol. 41 / No. 1 / Published : 2005-01

TOC : 9, and page :49 - 52

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Original Article :

Comparison of dead victims due to burn between periods

Author :

  1. Hariadi Apuranto*1
  1. Department of Forensic Medicine Airlangga University School of Medicine Dr Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya

Abstract :

Death resulting from burn often occurs in daily life. Accidents, such as accidental bursting of kerosene oil stove, a child poured with hot water or cooking oil, burnt house, burn due to fallen oil lamp, and homicidal as well as suicidal burn using gasoline or kerosene, are not exceptional. Mortality due to these accidents is included in unnatural deaths, and can be categorized into three causes, i.e., accidents, which most commonly occur, homicide, and suicide. Injury resulting from burn may lead to fatality, and this depends on the degree of burn, the extent and localization of burn injury, affected vital organs, treatment, physical endurance and general condition of the victim. For six years, from 1999 to 2004, there were 277 dead burn victims at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Airlangga University School of Medicine, Dr Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya. Using chi-square analysis with significance level (alpha) of 0.05, it was found that there was no significant difference in the proportion of sex of the dead victims due to burn between periods, no significant difference according to the sex of the victims, and no significant difference in age groups of the dead victims due to burn between periods. Efforts should be taken to reduce the rate of accidents that may lead to fatal burn injury, such as by providing public education on the prevention of burn.

Keyword :

burn, mortality rate, accident,

References :

  1. Abdullah F, (1972). Hand Book of Forensic Pathology . Philadelphia, Toronto : JB Lippincott Company
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